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Chinese Aircraft Carriers: Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by Hembo, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Put up a source for the claim. There was a pic of Russian Admiral Kuznetsov in similar circumstances.
     
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    Hong Kong people visiting AC 16

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    This shows that carrier is serving for what it is built.
    PLAN serving its peoples....

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    Actually, this pic was saved by me a year ago (date reflected in pic) but Admiral Kuznetsov met with this scenario last year in October'16.
    That's all the source I have.
    That time one of the Chinese defender said that its the smoke shield feature of their ACC.
     
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    AC 001A test the power system

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    http://www.popsci.com/he-next-generation-chinas-carrier-borne-fighter-flying-shark-takes-to-skies


    In September 2016, images of an upgraded J-15, the "J-15A", emerged on the Internet, showing significant upgrades to its engines and flight performance. The plane makes use of domestically produced WS-10H turbofan engines, distinguished by a squarish, silver afterburner nozzle. While some J-15 prototypes were fitted with WS-10 turbofan engines, all production J-15s presently operating off the Liaoning aircraft carrier use the Russian AL-31 turbofan (which has a dark-colored afterburner nozzle). If future J-15As use the WS-10H as a power plant, it would indicate a triumph for China's emerging aviation engine industry, which has long been a weakness. Another likely upgrade is the installation of an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which has improved resolution, multi-target ability, and resistance to jamming.

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    FROM BELOW

    Here, we can get a closer look at the J-15A's strengthened landing gear, especially the extender on the nosewheel, which is several times thicker compared to the piece on the older, ski ramp-launched J-15s.

    Andreas Rupprecht

    However, perhaps the most significant evident upgrade is the reinforced landing gear on theJ-15A's nosewheel, with the extender in particular much larger. Strengthening the nosewheel is necessary for the plane to operate on carriers with catapults; the catapult's aircraft launch bar pulls the J-15 by its nosewheel when the carrier catapult accelerates the fighter during takeoff. Also, the holdback bar needs to be attached to the rear of the nosewheel prior to catapult launch, in order to prevent premature movement.

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    THE FUTURE OF CHINESE FLATTOPS

    This fan art of the current and next five Chinese aircraft carriers is actually based off of models from an official PLAN exhibition in 2014. It shows the Liaoning, the under-construction CV-17, and the next four catapult-equipped aircraft carriers (conventionally powered CV-18 and CV-19, and nuclear powered CV-20 and CV-21). Needless to say, despite their official inspirations, future Chinese aircraft carriers could differ in many ways from these drawings.

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    While neither the Liaoning nor China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the CV-17, have catapults, China's third or fourth aircraft carrier would likely possess them, with the J-15's new upgrade a further indicator of such plans. A catapult launch capability would be significant. It would give the J-15 additional range and payload, but more importantly, it means the ships could also carry fixed wing Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC), cargo/tanker and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft, which require catapults to launch. Larger AEWC and ASW aircraft, compared to the Liaoning's current helicopter fleet, would not just increase the combat power of the J-15s, but of the entire Chinese carrier group.
     
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